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Prof. dr. Claes de Vreese

Claes H. de Vreese is Professor and Chair of Political Communication and Program Group Director of Political Communication & Journalism at The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam. He directs the UvA Research Priority Area Communication. Finally, he is Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.

He is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication.

His research interests include comparative journalism research, the effects of news, public opinion and European integration, effects of information and campaigning on elections, referendums and direct democracy. His research is funded by several science foundation grants, including Veni and Vici grants from the Dutch Science Foundation, as well as grants from the EU research programs. He has received awards for research from the International Communication Association, the Danish Science Foundation, and the Norwegian Holberg Foundation. He is a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and he is listed as one of the most prolific communication science scholars in Europe.

He has published more than 100 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Politics, Journalism Studies, Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Scandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of Communication, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and European Journal of Political Research. He has (co-)authored more than 125 papers at international conferences and he has held lectures in a dozen of counties.

He is Editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research IJPOR ( and he serves on the Editorial Board of several ISI ranked journals. He reviews manuscripts for 40+ journals in communication science, political science and European studies. He is the incoming editor of Political Communication (2014-).

Articles and interviews about his research activities have appeared in The Observer /Guardian (UK), de Volkskrant (Netherlands), NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), Radio 1 (Netherlands), de Journalist (Netherlands), Hoe?Zo! (Netherlands science program), VPRO Gids (Netherlands), Romanian Broadcasting Corporation, Politiken (Denmark), Weekend-Avisen (Denmark), DR TV-Avisen (Denmark), Radioavisen (Denmark), Deadline (Denmark) Ritzau’s Bureau (Denmark), Berlingske Tidende (Denmark), Börsen (Denmark), NRK Norwegian national broadcasting association, E!Sharp Magazine (UK), (Belgium), Europe’s World (Belgium), Foreign Policy (USA).

Claes H de Vreese was the first laureate of the Nils Klim Prize, awarded by the Holberg Foundation. The prize is awarded to “one or several researchers below the age of 35 at the time of the nomination deadline who have made outstanding and internationally recognised contributions in the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology”.

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